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    September 13, 2010
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aboutface. the top house republican says he's open to president obama's plan for middle class tax cuts. almost free. an american woman jailed in iran for almost a year may soon be released. and burrito binge. joey champion sets another new world record. good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz this l "first look"n msnbc.
we begin with a tax cut tussle. with midterm elections around the corner, congress gets back to work this week with washington squarely at odds over propose the tax cuts this weekend tax cutwere a main point of protests for tea party supporters who took to the streets from the capital in sacramento to say no to big government. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: members of the tea party movement marched through the nation's capital, coming from far and wide to send a message. >> iig want the spending stoppe. i want the big government stopped. and the taxes. don't want the taxes. >> reporter: there were also rallies in st. louis and sacramento, notably smaller gatherings than last year's nationwide tea party, but no less vocal. >> i'm just a plain old person. but i have a big, big desire to see my country go back to its roots. >> reporr: republicans want to ride this wave back to power. but first, they'll face some tough votes. president obama is proposing new
infrastructure projects that would create jobs, breaks for small businesses, and extending the bush tax cuts, but only for the n middle class. the fight hasn't even started and already republican leader john boehner may have just blinked. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but the voters seem to have already made up their minds. and hope to persuade others to join them in november at the ballot box. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. in california, residents have begun to return to the san bruno neighborhood that was rocked by pipeline explosion la week. the blast killed at least four people. four others remain missing. nbc's frances coe has more. >> reporter: the area where nearly 50 homes once stood is now the site of a federal investigation. >> today is our second full day of investigating this accident. >> reporter: it's still unclear why the pacific gas and electric pipeline ruptured and exploded into an inferno on thursday.
what is certain, the pipeline was more than 50 years old, put in before many of the houses here were even built. >> that 28-foot section of 30-inch pipe, we are, as we speak, crating it up, putting it in a crate, because the investigators have decided that needs too backta to our metallurgy labs in washington. >> reporter: late sunday california regulators ordered pg&e to examine all of its natural gas lines in the state. >> that's where the iomain plosion took place. >> reporter: state leaders are also joining the investigation by holding a congressional hearing this week. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection sseems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thoug i'm leaving all of 36 years of memories in a house, and i may
never see them again. >> reporter: memories now tainted with many unanswered questions. frances coe, nbc news. here is a look at other news going on around america today. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered mulple broken bones and significant fiauma to his legs and as. more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politicians, celebrities and other supporters ran alongside anai estimated 1,600 cancer survivors, raising money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. and in new mexico, eating champ joey chestnut is ait again, setting a new world record at a burrito eating
championship. chestnut wolfed down an incredible 47 burritos in a mere 20 mens, topping the previous record of 33 1/2 beef, green, and pepper stuffed tortillas. now for a look at the national weather we turn to meteorologist bill karins. how ma burritos do you think you could eat? >> late-night drive through, maybe three. o is their heavy? i know, it's not pleasant. let's talk about hurricane igor. over the weekend, this storm blew up and intensified into a strong storm. the trend this season has been to have the strong storms. this is the third really powerful storm we've had, but this also looks to be the third, big, strong storm that will swing and miss and stay a fish storm. look at the eye on this storm. that's like a buzz saw out here in the open atlantic. here is puerto rico, the virgin islands, leeward islands. this, as of now, is hading
westward. the forecast path should take it north of the islands. ncthe only real area of concernt this time appears to be bermuda. the forecast center thinks this could become a rare category 5 today and then should remain between a 3 and a 4 over the next five days. it's a slomoving storm. go to saturday and it still hasn't reached bermuda yet. at this point it looks head up near bermuda, maybe east of that. none of the computer models kia taking it to the st coast. it will have avery, very large wave swells and rip currents. now that we're out of vacation season, hopefully it won't cause as many problems. forecast around the country, looking at dreary weather still this morning from boston providence, hartford to new york, this afternoon should be just fine. as we go along the deep south, this is where the heat remains. they wouirld love cooler air it would be hot today in texas, coastal areas of georgiali, sou
carolina will be very much on the warm side. here's a look at some of those pesky showers lingering out here on long island, an some showers rolling through the adirondacks, the white and green mountains of vermont and new hampshire. the forecast for today, cloudy and cool this morning.ay this afternoon will be okay in new york. bost today around 68. northern plains looks good. here is that hot weather, denver to dallas all the way through florida. i guess the good news is that we won't see the big storms heading our way, veronica. we had lot of powerful hurricanes this season already,y but they've all beenout safely in the water where we want them to stay. >> so igor will be a category 5 hurricane for the fish. >> yeah. it will churn the water pretty good. hertz beats out avis what to look for on wall seet this week and how not to read the ne. your "first look" on this mornin g's business headlines i coming
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welcome back to "first look." i'm veronica de la cruz. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. iran says it will free one of three americans detained in the country for more than a year on charges of espionage. a prosecutor in tehran says sarah shourd will be released on $500,000 bail because of medical problems and be allowed to leave the country. shourd, whose mother says she may have cancer, was originally meant to be released on saturday but the country's judiciary blocked those plans at the last minute. firefighters in northern colorado are working to contain a fast-moving wildfire that has destroyed at least one home and burned just under one square mile. it comes as residents about 35 miles away in the boulder foothills return to their homes after one of the most destructive wildfires in colorado's history. mexican marines say they arrested one of the country's
most wanted drug traffickers and presumed leader of an embattled cartel. sergio villarreal was caught in a raid in the central part of the country yesterday. and engineers in california are touting a robotics breakthrough. an electronic skin that can sense touch just like a human can. scientists say it's a major step toward replacing today's clumsy robots with ones that can grip objects without breaking them and could be used one day in prosthetic limbs. and here's your s "first lo" at how walltreet will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,462 ngafter adding 47 points friday. the s&p rose 5 points, and the nasdaq gained 6. taki a looat overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei climbed 82 points while in hong kong, the hang seng spiked 400. experienced traders on wall street with the summer finished, today is the real beginning of the month, and september has almost never been a pretty month on wall street.
the most volatile month for stocks historically, this september seems particularly vulnerable to wild swings given thencertainty over th economic recovery. adding the potential to the volatility this frid ay marks te end of the so-called quadruple witching period. the qarterly settlement and expiration of four different types of equity futures and option contracts. traders will be hanging on data, and depending on whether it's good or d, fasten your seat belts. this week's calendar of economic data includes retail sales due on tuesday, industrial production and capacity utilization on wednesday, the producer price index on last week's new jobless claims on thursday and then the consumer price index and consumer confidence on friday. one ssible cause for concern today, a report out of switzerland that major banks ubs and credit suisse may need more capital to comply with tighter banking regulations in europe that require banks to hold more capital and meet stricter rules on liquidity. european bank problems have led
to sudden downward swings recently on wall street. elsewhere, keep an eye on these stocks today. hertz had struck a sweet $1.65 billion deal to buy dollar thrifty sunday, outdoing a rival bid from avis. and finally a norwegian cidio newscaster had a very bad daon saturday. after announng on a live broadcast that she was quitting because she, quote, wanted to be able to eat properly again, and be able to breathe, she then refused to read the day's news, because, quote nothing important had happened. well, the u.s. takes basketball's world championships and when is a touchdown not a touchdown? plus a blunder cost the cowboys dearly against the archrivals. your "first look" at sports is rating ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ ♪ check the flava from your shirt ♪ ♪ make sure your pits don't stank ♪ ♪ check the new hairdo, check the mic one two ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm about to drop some knowledge right on top of you ♪ ♪ you check a lot of things already why not add one more ♪
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welcome back to "first look." i'm veronica de la cruz. in sports, the nfl's first weekend in action concluded last night with one of the league's most famous rivalries battling right down to the wire. here's nbc's fred roggin. >> good morning. the first weekend of the nfl season ended with a dramatic finish between the redskins and cowboys, two botched plays by dallas changed the game in the final seconds of the first. tony romo, dished, quickly tackled and fumbled. deangelo hall picked up the loose ball and took it in for the score. the redskins aurre in the half. the fourth, the cowboys needing a touchdown, last play of the game. romo hit roy williams to tie.
wait a minute, hold everything. dallas called for holding. the game ended on a penalty and the redskins won it 13-7. controversy in chicago. lions wn late in the fourth. sean hill to calvin johnson, touchdown detroit. wait a minute, they reviewed it, and ruled it was not a touchdown. looked like a catch. but apparently johnson didn't keep control of the ball. a heartbreaker for the lions. bears won it 19-14. steelers and falcons needed overtime. rashard mendenhall took the handoff, took a cut and ended up with a 50-yard td run. pittsburgh won 10-9 without quarterback roethlisberger. tom brady through three touchdown passes but the play of the game was made by tate. high stepping up the middle and gone. untouched, 97 yards. patriots won a shoot-out 38-24. like brady, the giants' eli manning also threw three touchdowns, all of them to hicks. the giants christened their new
stadium with a win over the panthers. things didn't go well for eli's brother peyton. the colts defense steamrolled by the texans aryan foster. three touchdowns, 231 yards on the ground, not too shabby for a guy who spent last season on a practice squad. texans won it 34-24. and finally, kevin durant led team usa to their first world championship in 16 years. shot the lights out from beyond the arc. the durant finished with 28 and named the tournament mvp. the usa won the world championship 81-64 over turkey. that's your "first look" at sports, i'm fred roggin. rebounding after a tragedy can often seem impossible but after years one california man is now smiling and with the help of his friends riding the wave. chris chan from knsd 7/39 in dag has this story. >> brings back the good time ofo when i used to surf. >> reporter: 11 years after becoming paralyzed bobby was
riding the waves once again. >> it's like surfing. >> reporter: after seeing people tarp surfing, bobby's friends thought it would be a good birthday present for him. >> he can't do what he loves to do all the time obviously. just being able to get a piece of that is a cool thing. >> reporter: bobby had been a talented amateur surfer with a dream of going pro. he initially went through difficult times coping with his condition. after finding strength in faith, he is editing surf movies and counseling others who became paralyzed providing advice and inspiration. >> a lot of people helped me and my family out through hard times, just like this.
coming here tarp surfing. it's really cool. i never thought that i would be doing this. and other people in wheelchairs, they can do it, too. >> that was knsd's chris chan reporting. now for another quick look at the weather, here is bill karins is the forecast. pretty cool. >> what a great imagination. good friends to have let's chat about the forecast. yesterday if you were anywhere around new york city or long island, it was just a miserable, cloudy, drear y day. some of that rain eists this morning. temperatures are cool. it's jacket weather. we're in the 50s through much of new england and even the big cities are in the low 60s. notice the cloud deck, d.c. looks to be sunny today. pittsburgh, syracuse, rochestere buffalo. the gray here is the low clouds that will linger this morning. still some drizzle and light rain shower activity over long island. a little bit off the islands of cape cod, definitely northern new england has shower activity.
the new york city area had drizzle overnight. it looks like most of that is to the east, on the boarder of nassau and suffolk county. on long island, some wet weather to deal with as you drive in to work. new york city, after some drizzle it should be okay this afternoon. maybe it will spark a thunderstorm or two this afternoon,il hartford to albany but they will be widely spread. we will see a nice forecast in d.c., 83 and sunny. fantastic. tuesday looks nice, too, as everything pushes away. that cold front moves off the coast, nice weather conditions, a little cooler in northern new england than you may like, but still looks good. the tropics are active but none of those storms are heading or way so we're left with beautiful weather from chicago, minneapolis, iowa. the only wet weather is up there in nebraska it appears this afternoon and tonight. dallas to areas of florida looking good.
tuesday, a quiet weather pattern, nice tranquil weather this week no severe storms, nothing in the tropics heading our way. >> weather for the east coast, new york and son? >> a bit of showers this morning. this afternoon and tomorrow will be much better. >> thanks, bill. who won at the box office this weekend? plus the mtv video music awards go gaga over lady gaga. your "first look" at enteainment is straight ahead. about zyrtec® is that it allows me to be outside. [ male announcer ] we bet you' love zyrtec®, too -- or it's free. [ vonetta ] it is countdown to marshmallow time. [ woman laughs ] [ tires screech ] [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower. race-inspired paddle shifters. and f-sport-tuned suspension. all available on the new 2011 lexus is.
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welcome back to "first look." friday night on "late night with jimmy fallon" he proved why
president obama had more to answer to than the gop over the weekend it was reported that president obama wasn't wearing his wedding ring during the white house press conference today. i guess that makes the press conference the second most difficult speech he'll have to give this weekend. look, look. look. look. i heard about this. first lady michelle obama is going to give a tour of the whithouse garden to pbs in november. in a statement today sasha andl malia said -- [ snoring what? a new study found facebook users tend to be more narcissist than others. yeah. when facebook uss heard that, they were like, you guysg talkig about me? cool. tonight jimmy welcomes christina ricci, robert plant and musical guestis memphis.
all right. time for your "first look" at entertainment news. lady gaga was the undeniable queen of last night's mtv music awards winng eight moon man statues, including video of the year. the 24-year-old new yorker with the outrageous fashion sense led the field starting the night off with 13 nominations, tied a norwegian rock group ah-ha who also won eight awards in 1986 as the second most honored act on a single night. rocker peter gabriel set the record with nine awards in 1987 for the video "sledge hammer." elsewhere, actor kevin mccarthy, who played the frantic doctor trying to save his friend's neighbors in the 1956 science fiction classic "invasion of the body snatchers" has died at the age of 96. comedian steve harvey debuts as the new host of family feud today and he's promising, quote, there is not a funnier game show on television. and finally, as expectedthe 3-d horror film "resident evil afterlife" the lone debut of the weekend took the box office th
a better than expected $27.7 million. not going to go seeau that one. >> must be exhausting to be lady gaga to cotantly come up with these outfits. >> you're right. i'm veronica de la cruz, this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned because "way too early" starts right now. republicans and the president. the questions are didne john boehner mean to create an opening yesterday for compromise with president obama on the bush tax cuts? and what did newt gingrich mean when he said the president's behavior could be understood only through a study of kenyan anti-colonial behavior? we'llook into that one. more pressing d.c. matters. the redskins take advantage of the cowboys playing with the intelligence of tackling duies in the sunday night game. the question is, howlast do you score a last-second game-winning touchdown and still lose? just ask dallas. and one year after